The internet now second only to television as a news source

by Jason Preston on January 16, 2009

According to the Pew Research Center, the internet has finally “surpassed” newspapers as a source for news, now second only to television as the way that people get their information:

Of course, this doesn’t acknowledge the fact that newspapers exist online. Maybe they’re just being accurate, since we should really call them “newsbrands,” not newspapers, when they’re being read on the internet.

I bet most of that “online” news is really the work of existing newspapers (newsbrands) who operate online. That’s actually good news. It means that collectively, newspapers are MORE popular than television as a source for news.

As I’ve already said, it’s time to monetize it.

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1 sn0tty 01.17.09 at 2:33 pm

Thanks for posting the graph. I couldn’t agree with you more.

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